Irish interiors buyers should go to these international trade shows

best interiors tradeshows

If you’re an Irish interiors buyer or an interior designer, here are the top 6 international trade shows worth booking flights for.

I love Ireland’s home-grown trade shows like Showcase and AHGF, but here are the best ones abroad.

In order of 2018 date…

1. Top Drawer, London

Jan 14th-16th

“Top Drawer is the UK’s leading retail trade event for creative lifestyle buyers,
showcasing a curated edit of 1500 brands to top international retailers.”

tradeshow in london

Hello coat rack from Block 

top drawer interiors tradeshow

Storage baskets by Bohemia Design Limited

Top Drawer in London features carefully curated, design-led products with excellent commercial appeal. They do a lot of home accessories, giftware, craft and fashion, and they make an effort to showcase sustainably-sourced products.


Jan 19th-23rd
Sept 7th-11th

“MAISON&OBJET is the international authority for home decor, interior design, architecture and lifestyle culture and trends.”

garden hose at tradeshow

Rosé hose by Garden Glory

skateboard light at maison and objet paris

Skateboard light feature by Leçons de choses

MAISON&OBJET showcases a range of interior decor, design, furniture, accessories, tableware and more, and they have a dedicated textiles section.

3. Spring Fair, Birmingham

Feb 4th-8th

“Spring Fair is the UK’s No.1 trade show for gift and home products”

product at spring fair birmingham
products at spring fair birmingham

Furniture by Gallery Direct Ltd

Spring Fair in Birmingham has a mix of different products from jewellery, toys, beauty, and, of course, homeware.

4. Ambiente, Frankfurt

Feb 9th-13th

“Ambiente is the trade fair that brings the future into the present”

cushion at Ambiente tradeshow

Cushion by Africa! Ignite

nest of tables at Ambiente

Nest of tables by Akanksha International 

Ambiente is about what’s next, focusing on the biggest upcoming trends in dining, living, and giving. Over the course of the event, they host excellent presentations, lectures and events featuring industry experts and famous designers.

5. Pulse, London

May 13th-15th

“Breaking the boundaries of design and innovation, Pulse is the UK’s ultimate boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories.”

doormat at Pulse London

Doormat by Artsy Doormats

Map House Clock at Pulse London

Map House Clock by Bombus

Pulse focus on gifts, living and fashion, and make a special effort to bring emerging talent and unseen products to the table.

6. Home and Gift, Harrogate

July 15th-18th

“Home & Gift is the retailers’ favourite buying festival, showcasing thousands of new brands & products in the beautiful setting of Harrogate.”

Homewares at Home and Gift Harrogate London

Woollen products by Bronte by Moon

Vessels by Garden Trading

Home and Gift in Harrogate in England is one of the UK’s oldest gathering of buyers and brands, having been around for almost 60 years.

They’re not open to the public

These wonderfully inspirational events are where buyers go to source their upcoming collections so they are mostly only open to industry professionals.

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